If you graduated a year ago or more, you should have been posted your degree certificate by now; certificates are issued within 3 months of your award date (this may be different to your course end date).
However, certificates can get lost or damaged over time, so this article provides details about replacements and copies.
If you’ve lost or damaged your original certificate, you can order a replacement through the King's eStore.
Postage & production
- Replacement certificates are only sent by Royal Mail; we are unable to send these by courier or in digital form.
- Replacement certificates can take up to 30 working days to produce. You will be contacted once your order has been processed and sent for dispatch.
- Replacements cost £50.
Important to know:
- Replacement certificates can only be provided in hard copy.
- We are unable to issue you an additional certificate if you’ve still got your original, or if your original certificate is still in transit.
If you have queries about an order you would like to place or have already placed, please contact the Boards & Awards team directly by email.
To place your order visit King's eStore: Replacement Certificate.
Can I order 2 or more replacement certificates?
Unfortunately, no. We only produce and send 1 certificate per student; for security reasons, there can only ever be 1 certificate in circulation at any one time.
Important to know: King’s reserves the right to not issue you a replacement certificate, or to specify the reasons for its decision.
Can any King’s graduate get a replacement certificate?
We’re only able to produce replacement certificates for those who graduated from King’s from 2008 onwards. This is because prior to this date, most graduates were awarded a University of London degree, since King’s was given awarding powers in 2006.
If you graduated before 2008, please refer to our information below. You may also find this article helpful: I’m King’s alumni and I need to prove my degree
Can I get a digital version of my degree certificate so I can get it quicker?
Unfortunately, all degree certificates are only available as paper hard copies, which can only be posted.
However, if you need to prove your degree award details quickly, and would a prefer a digital document, we strongly recommend using your HEAR instead. This is free, more versatile, and available to you on your Gradintel account. To find out how to access it please refer to How can I access my Gradintel account?
Can I get an official copy of my degree certificate?
Yes, you can order something called an ‘authenticated copy’ of your degree certificate.
This is a digital document and a cheaper alternative; a great option if you need to show your certificate, but don’t want to send your original to any third parties.
Postage & production
- After placing your order through the e-Store, you will need to provide a scan of your original certificate, as we don’t hold copies. Please submit the copy of your certificate by email to email@example.com and include your order number.
- Once authenticated, the copies will then be sent to the email address specified on your order.
- The authentication process can take up to 5 working days to be completed.
- Authenticated copies cost £10.00.
To order please visit King's eStore: Authenticated Copies of Certificates
Can any graduate get authenticated copies?
As with our replacement degree certificates, we can only provide authenticated copies of certificates to graduates that hold a King’s College London Award from 2008 onwards.
I don’t remember ever receiving my degree certificate, can I get it now?
All graduates are posted their degree certificates to their home address on record, within 3 months of their award date.
In 2020 and 2021, we experienced delays in production, which affected those graduating during this period. If you graduated sometime since spring/summer 2020 and never received your degree certificate, please refer to our article I’ve graduated recently and need my degree certificate.
If you graduated before 2020 and believe you never received your degree certificate, it’s possible your certificate may have been sent to an old address, if your home address on your student record was not up to date at the time of your award.
If something like this has happened, we would consider the certificate ‘lost’, and so you can order a replacement. Please refer to our guidance I’ve lost or damaged my degree certificate, can I get it replaced?
King's College London is a co-founding constituent college of the University of London. In 2006, King’s College London was awarded degree awarding powers, and was therefore, able to award degrees in its own right from 2008 onwards.
What type of certificates are produced by University of London?
The following certificates below are produced by University of London, and include:
- All degree-level awards (including intercalations) made prior to 1 July 2008.
- Any awards for students who opted to receive a University of London award when given a choice.
- All PhD and specialist doctorate awards made prior to 1 March 2008.
- All federal degree programmes, regardless of date.
If you graduated between 2006-2008 and believe you were given a choice of awards, and can’t remember if you were awarded by King’s College London or the University of London, please get in touch and we can check this for you.
How do I request a replacement certificate from the University of London (UOL)?
To request a replacement certificate from the University of London, you’ll need to get in touch with the University of London they should be able to assist you further.
Graduated sometime since 2012?
Graduates from King’s since 2012 automatically have a Gradintel account where you can access your Higher Education Achievement Report which has lots of detail about your degree, award and module results. It’s free and available online.
These 2 articles can help you:
If you need further documentation and detail about your degree course and graduated a few years ago, or before 2012, please take a look at our article I’m King’s alumni and I need to prove my degree.